Talking about her work with the ISNA news agency, artist Maryam Shaheedi said that these figures resemble human beings, and are all made from the leaves of the corn plant.
“I didn’t choose this material for my work,” she explained, “Rather, the opposite is true – this material chose to become an artwork.”
“A few years ago I started to work with corn leaves to create something resembling the human form. Later, with the encouragement of those around me, I took up the job more seriously, and the result is this exhibition,” said Ms. Shaheedi.
According to the artist, dried corn leaves are quite hard and durable art materials.